The Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project is an ongoing effort to build a comprehensive public resource to study tissue-specific gene expression and regulation. Samples were collected from 54 non-diseased tissue sites across nearly 1000 individuals, primarily for molecular assays including WGS, WES, and RNA-Seq. Remaining samples are available from the GTEx Biobank. The GTEx Portal provides open access to data including gene expression, QTLs, and histology images.

Data Access

ChIPBase v3.0 does not provide a way to download the source expression file, you may download RNA-seq data in GTEx website.


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Thanks to GTEx team for generating, processing the RNA-seq data and making them available on GTEx website.

Data Use Policy

Downloading data from the GTEx Portal servers indicates your acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions: No charges, usage fees or royalties are paid to the GTEx Portal for this data, as described in GTEx:
1.Users of the data agree to: acknowledge the GTEx Portal as the source of the data by including the phrase "The data used for the analyses described in this manuscript were obtained from: [insert, where appropriate] the GTEx Portal on MM/DD/YY and/or dbGaP accession number phs000424.vN.pN on MM/DD/YYYY." in a clear and conspicuous manner,not indicate or imply that the GTEx Portal has endorsed its products/services/applications.
2.Users who republish or redistribute the data (services, products or raw data) agree to: maintain the most current version of all distributed data, or make known in a clear and conspicuous manner that the products/services/applications do not reflect the most current/accurate data available from the GTEx Portal. These data are produced with a reasonable standard of care, but the GTEx Project makes no warranties express or implied, including no warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, regarding the accuracy or completeness of the data.
3.Users agree to hold the GTEx Project and the Broad Institute and the U.S. Government harmless from any liability resulting from errors in the data. The GTEx Project disclaims any liability for any consequences due to use, misuse, or interpretation of information contained or not contained in the data.
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5.The GTEx Project reserves the right to change the type and format of its machine-readable data. The GTEx Project will take reasonable steps to inform users of any changes to the format of the data via the GTEx Portal.